Report: Spurs identify Portuguese star as Lo Celso back up

With Christian Eriksen admitting recently that he is seeking a new challenge (Ekstra Bladet), Tottenham Hotspur are reportedly in search of a replacement for the Danish international.

According to reports, the deal that seems to be the most advanced at the moment is Tottenham’s move for Real Betis midfielder Giovani Le Celso (The Mirror).

However, according to a report in the Spanish daily Estadio Deportivo, Betis are playing hardball for the 23-year-old and demanding €70 million upfront.

Now, the Mirror reports that Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino has identified Sporting Lisbon midfielder Bruno Fernandes as a potential alternative option to Le Celso.

The Portuguese international has scored 31 goals in 50 appearances in all competitions this season, an incredible tally for someone who isn’t a forward.

The 25-year-old is claimed to be available for £71 million this summer, and Manchester United are also said to be interested in his signature as Solksjaer looks to rebuild his squad this summer.

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While Le Celso’s asking price is fairly steep, Fernandes’s is even higher. So, let’s hope common sense prevails and Spurs end up getting the Argentinean international.

We believe the former PSG will be a perfect fit for Pochettino’s system, and a player like him is just what we need even if Eriksen somehow ends up staying.

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